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This is a great collection for those taking the next steps in transformative justice. The pieces don't all agree, which is great, so that you get a diverse ideas on what transformative justice can be. Also the articles are all from people grounded in actual practice so you get a sense not just of a theoretical framework but how it can actually be operationalized.
I work in the nonprofit sector and feel frustrated with how we often fail to prevent harm within our organizations and movements. Traditional law enforcement sometimes harms more than it helps, and HR is typically focused on risk management, not justice. I'm only about a third into this collection of essays, stories of personal experiences, and toolkits and already feel inspired and like I have more ideas for how I can act directly and support others in complicated situations of harm. This is very readable, humble, and not about certifying expertise or being judgmental or saying there's "one true way." Instead, it's about thoughtfully exploring what has worked - and what hasn't - across many communities. It's an invitation to reflect on how we harm and have been harmed, and what - with a lot of specificity - we can try and do to move toward preventing harm and violence and developing just community responses when they occur.